Archive photos show Coleambally life in 1982

We’ve headed to the archives to bring you the latest in the Observer’s flashback picture gallery series and this week’s edition comes straight to you from early 1982.

February and March in ‘82 was a happening time for the area.

Here’s a glimpse of what was making news around the MIA:

The SRA announced it would introduce four new XPT trains to the state, including one to replace the Riverina Express to and from Albury. 

Local pacer, Seafaring –  trained by Bernie Kelly – took out the Junee Cup, driven by top reinsman Alan Harpley.

Darlington Point School celebrated its centenary on the weekend of February 27th and 28th with a street parade, vintage car display, barbecue and official ceremony with tree planting and the burial of a time capsule.

Tenders for the new buildings at Coleambally Central School were called for.

Two Darlington Point men appeared in court to answer charges of stealing a keg from a Griffith club.

Jack Sweeney and Ron Richards caught a whopping 65lb cod near Toganmain Station.